Ramada Plaza Noumea Nominated for New Caledonia’s Leading Resort

Ramada Plaza Noumea is proud to advise they have been nominated for New Caledonia’s Leading Resort in the 21st annual World Travel Awards for 2014. Voting opened on Monday, 14th April.

World Travel Awards was founded in 1993 to recognise, acknowledge and reward excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry worldwide. Now celebrating our 21st anniversary, World Travel Awards™ is recognised globally as the hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. George Dechaineux the General Manager of Ramada Plaza Noumea said ‘Being nominated for a globally recognised award is a great honour,  we aim to give all of our guests  an all rounded experience when staying with us for both business and personal trips. Ramada Plaza Noumea is a very convenient and friendly property, with spacious rooms and suites, we also have one of the best and unique restaurants in Noumea. We are proud to show case what a fantastic and atypical destination New Caledonia really is!’

Ramada Plaza Noumea is ideally located on Anse Vata Bay in close proximity to Anse Vata Beach with its many cafes and restaurants and only a short distance from the city, shopping centre, main tourist attractions as well as being only 45 minute away from the airport. The hotel has the only revolving panoramic restaurant in New-Caledonia in which one case enjoy all the aspects of New-Caledonia: the mix of cultures and flavors throughout all our dishes.  Ramada Plaza is affiliated to the Wyndham hotel group and as a Wyndham rewards member, you can enjoy some great benefits included with your free membership. New-Caledonia is a unique mix of Melanesian, French and South Pacific cultures, families can discover destination with a difference so close to home.

Source: Ramada Plaza Noumea

New App May Help to Beat Jet Lag

Two mathematicians, Dr Daniel Forger and Dr Kirill Serkh from the University of Michigan, have discovered a way to possibly beat jet lag and have turned their finding into a smartphone application.

Entrain is a free app for iOS that connects users to lighting schedules that are mathematically proven to adjust you to new time zones as quickly as possible. According to the Entrain website “light is the primary driving input to the circadian clock, and by recording your lighting history, we can simulate your body’s clock and make recommendations for behavior.”

“We’re trying to move the science beyond your grandmother’s advice of ‘wake up late’ or ‘avoid carbohydrates’ to something that can be rigorously tested,” Dr Forger said. “All I know is these schedules are optimal according to the mathematics.”

When you first set up the app, it asks several questions to try to figure out what time your body thinks it is at that moment. From that point on, the app uses the light you report to track your clock, and all trips are defined using where the app thinks you are in your daily rhythm as a starting point.

The process is reasonably straight forward. Open the app and enter in your current location and destination. Next add what kind of light you will have access to, and the app will provide you a schedule of light exposure that should reset your internal clock in the most efficient way.

Fore more information visit the Entrain website

Renewed, Refreshed and Rejuvenated in 2014

Oceania Cruises acclaimed Regatta, Insignia and Nautica has undergone a $50 million transformation to create virtually new ships. Retaining the warmth, intimacy and charm their guests have come to cherish, each will feature designer furnishings, plus cotton-milled carpeting, and a museum quality art collection. They are proud to extend many of the amenities and design elements from Marina and Riviera that their guests have embraced, including Baristas, our speciality coffee bar, and the state-of-the-art grill in the Terrace Cafe.


  • All staterooms receive rich new decor inspired by Marina and Riviera, imbuing them with a sense of style, elegance and flair.
  • Linger a little longer with your favourite cappuccino or latte at Baristas, their speciality coffee bar.
  • Enjoy an invigorating round of golf or a rousing game of shuffleboard on the Sports Deck, located atop the ship with magnificent vistas of the sea, sky and horizon.
  • Penthouse Suites are transformed with stunning new furnishings, rich upholstery and a vibrant yet calming palette that reflects the sea, sun and sky.
  • The popular Terrace Café becomes all new from top to bottom. Enjoy grilled-to-order specialities such as juicy steaks, succulent lobster tails and mouth watering chops. Continue reading


Quantum-of -the-seasMedia Release. Royal Caribbean International has announced that its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company’s most innovative ship to the world’s fastest-growing cruise market. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural winter season sailing out of New York Harbor to the Caribbean. In China, Quantum of the Seas will join Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas in Asia, increasing the company’s capacity in the region by 66 percent.

“Consumers in China have grown to expect the best the world has to offer, and Quantum of the Seas meets that standard like no other ship,” said Adam Goldstein, President and COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “We are ready to accelerate the growth of this vital market with a ship that will capture the imagination of travellers looking for a one-of-a-kind vacation experience.” Continue reading